Our Team

MARK MILETI   @papacolor For over 25 years, Mark Mileti has been characterized as one of Manhattan’s finest hair colorists. Mark began his career as protégé to Beth Minardi and flourished into the role Color Director of Minardi Salon and a top educator for Beth Minardi Brands. Mark has been featured on TLC’s “A Makeover Story” and was recently recognized by Elle magazine for his “memorable brunettes”. His list of celebrity clients has included Rachel McAdams, Evan Rachel Wood, Sean Penn, Lily Rabe, Bill Pullman and Martin Short. Mark’s technical and creative artistry has made him prevailing talent in New York. Mark’s refined, ravishing hair color is a favorite accessory of his elegant Upper East Side clientele.

MARK MILETI   @papacolor

For over 25 years, Mark Mileti has been characterized as one of Manhattan’s finest hair colorists. Mark began his career as protégé to Beth Minardi and flourished into the role Color Director of Minardi Salon and a top educator for Beth Minardi Brands.

Mark has been featured on TLC’s “A Makeover Story” and was recently recognized by Elle magazine for his “memorable brunettes”. His list of celebrity clients has included Rachel McAdams, Evan Rachel Wood, Sean Penn, Lily Rabe, Bill Pullman and Martin Short.

Mark’s technical and creative artistry has made him prevailing talent in New York. Mark’s refined, ravishing hair color is a favorite accessory of his elegant Upper East Side clientele.

STEPHEN WANG   @fashiondragonnyc Originally from Taiwan, Stephen Wang has over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. His distinctive style and breadth of expertise make Stephen one of the most sought after talents both in the salon and on the set. Throughout his career, Stephen has worked and studied with industry leaders and legends such as Sergio Valente, Harry King, Kevin Mancuso and Kim Lepine. It has been Stephen’s privilege for the past nine years to be a top stylist for hair color icon, Beth Minardi. Stephen is responsible for much of the signature hair design at Beth’s education events in addition to the work that graces editorial and promotional materials. Great Lengths Hair Extensions ranked Stephen Wang as a premiere stylist in the United States for excellence in hair extension services. Stephen’s mastery of numerous techniques and his own elegant methodology have earned him an impressive list of celebrity clients and features in many publications, such as Vogue, Glamour, In Style, Self and Seventeen Magazines. From edgy Downtown trend to posh Uptown fashion, Stephen is known for being tremendously versatile. Stephen Wang’s commitment to the craft of hair dressing and immersion in the worlds of fashion and beauty inform his work with the highest level of taste.

STEPHEN WANG   @fashiondragonnyc

Originally from Taiwan, Stephen Wang has over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. His distinctive style and breadth of expertise make Stephen one of the most sought after talents both in the salon and on the set.

Throughout his career, Stephen has worked and studied with industry leaders and legends such as Sergio Valente, Harry King, Kevin Mancuso and Kim Lepine. It has been Stephen’s privilege for the past nine years to be a top stylist for hair color icon, Beth Minardi. Stephen is responsible for much of the signature hair design at Beth’s education events in addition to the work that graces editorial and promotional materials.

Great Lengths Hair Extensions ranked Stephen Wang as a premiere stylist in the United States for excellence in hair extension services. Stephen’s mastery of numerous techniques and his own elegant methodology have earned him an impressive list of celebrity clients and features in many publications, such as Vogue, Glamour, In Style, Self and Seventeen Magazines. From edgy Downtown trend to posh Uptown fashion, Stephen is known for being tremendously versatile. Stephen Wang’s commitment to the craft of hair dressing and immersion in the worlds of fashion and beauty inform his work with the highest level of taste.

SAM BROCATO   @sambrocato With a career spanning three decades, Sam Brocato is one of the beauty industry’s leading hair designers and product innovators. Perpetually committed to uplifting the salon profession, Sam authored a best-selling business book, Beautiful Business and traveled the globe sharing his acumen as hairdresser, artistic educator, motivational speaker and visionary. He is devoted to creating healthy, beautiful hair using his iconic haircutting techniques. His new hair care line, Together Beauty™, offers innovative vegan hair care products, free of sulfates. pthalates, parabens & glutens. A vocal critic of formaldehyde-laden straightening products, Sam developed his newest iteration of a non-toxic, formaldehyde-free smoothing system, Super Hair™. Sam Brocato built an immensely successful multi-location salon and school empire in his native Louisiana. Then he relocated to New York City, where in July 2008 he debuted Sam Brocato Salon, a thriving SoHo beauty destination. In 2015 he opened the exclusive NYC Upper East Side salon, Studio B.  Sam, a 20-year member of YPO/WPO, is also active in numerous organizations including the prestigious Intercoiffure. Sam has a long list of accolades; most notably: Editorial Stylist of the Year and NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Beauty Association as well as World’s Top Hairstylist and induction into The London Hairdresser Hall of Fame.

SAM BROCATO   @sambrocato

With a career spanning three decades, Sam Brocato is one of the beauty industry’s leading hair designers and product innovators. Perpetually committed to uplifting the salon profession, Sam authored a best-selling business book, Beautiful Business and traveled the globe sharing his acumen as hairdresser, artistic educator, motivational speaker and visionary. He is devoted to creating healthy, beautiful hair using his iconic haircutting techniques. His new hair care line, Together Beauty™, offers innovative vegan hair care products, free of sulfates. pthalates, parabens & glutens. A vocal critic of formaldehyde-laden straightening products, Sam developed his newest iteration of a non-toxic, formaldehyde-free smoothing system, Super Hair™.

Sam Brocato built an immensely successful multi-location salon and school empire in his native Louisiana. Then he relocated to New York City, where in July 2008 he debuted Sam Brocato Salon, a thriving SoHo beauty destination. In 2015 he opened the exclusive NYC Upper East Side salon, Studio B. 

Sam, a 20-year member of YPO/WPO, is also active in numerous organizations including the prestigious Intercoiffure. Sam has a long list of accolades; most notably: Editorial Stylist of the Year and NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Beauty Association as well as World’s Top Hairstylist and induction into The London Hairdresser Hall of Fame.

SACHI FUKUMOTO For over 25 years, Sachi Fukumoto has fashioned classic, elegant haircuts for her established Upper East Side clientele. Sachi studied the art of Japanese haircutting in Tokyo before moving to the United States, where she cultivated a fashionable clientele at Minardi Salon. Sachi’s meticulous technique and inspired styling are recognized throughout Manhattan. Her body wave and texture services enhance her repertoire of distinctive expertise.

SACHI FUKUMOTO

For over 25 years, Sachi Fukumoto has fashioned classic, elegant haircuts for her established Upper East Side clientele. Sachi studied the art of Japanese haircutting in Tokyo before moving to the United States, where she cultivated a fashionable clientele at Minardi Salon.

Sachi’s meticulous technique and inspired styling are recognized throughout Manhattan. Her body wave and texture services enhance her repertoire of distinctive expertise.

JOHN JAMES LICHIOVERI From the runway to Park Avenue, John James Lichioveri has distinguished himself as a favorite of super models and New York City socialites. John James marries timeless haircutting technique with fresh styling. He has studied with some of the finest hairdressers in the industry such as Mark Pipino, Richard Bucherri, and Edward Tricomi. Throughout his career, John James has fostered an urbane clientele who seek the very best.

JOHN JAMES LICHIOVERI

From the runway to Park Avenue, John James Lichioveri has distinguished himself as a favorite of super models and New York City socialites. John James marries timeless haircutting technique with fresh styling. He has studied with some of the finest hairdressers in the industry such as Mark Pipino, Richard Bucherri, and Edward Tricomi. Throughout his career, John James has fostered an urbane clientele who seek the very best.

GION VINCENT   @gionvincenthair Known for versatility in creating redheads and blondes, from the most natural to dramatic, Gion Vincent began his career as Beth Minardi’s apprentice and quickly became a haircolor virtuoso. Gion has been recognized by The Colorist Magazine as a rising talent for the exclusive “30 Under 30” feature. Fashion editor and “It Girl”, Taylor Tomasi Hill, generated a buzz when she revealed that Gion was the architect of her signature copper locks. Gion’s sophisticated and nuanced approach to creating rich, stunning hair color has drawn the chicest New Yorkers to his chair.

GION VINCENT   @gionvincenthair

Known for versatility in creating redheads and blondes, from the most natural to dramatic, Gion Vincent began his career as Beth Minardi’s apprentice and quickly became a haircolor virtuoso. Gion has been recognized by The Colorist Magazine as a rising talent for the exclusive “30 Under 30” feature. Fashion editor and “It Girl”, Taylor Tomasi Hill, generated a buzz when she revealed that Gion was the architect of her signature copper locks. Gion’s sophisticated and nuanced approach to creating rich, stunning hair color has drawn the chicest New Yorkers to his chair.

MICHELLE AILEEN   @michelleaileenhair With 10 years of east coast experience, Michelle is the perfect addition to the Studio B color department. A hair colorist and licensed massage therapist, she is expert in all phases of beauty. Recently named by The Colorist magazine as one of the top “30 under 30″ Colorists in America, Michelle is a hair entrepreneur. Her versatility and graceful approach to creating elegant blondes, brunettes and redheads make Michelle a world-class talent.

MICHELLE AILEEN   @michelleaileenhair

With 10 years of east coast experience, Michelle is the perfect addition to the Studio B color department. A hair colorist and licensed massage therapist, she is expert in all phases of beauty. Recently named by The Colorist magazine as one of the top “30 under 30″ Colorists in America, Michelle is a hair entrepreneur. Her versatility and graceful approach to creating elegant blondes, brunettes and redheads make Michelle a world-class talent.

TAYLOR TEDESCHI   @taylor.tedeschi Taylor is living her dream as a Hair Colorist in NYC and is especially beaming these days, as she is thrilled to call Studio B her new salon home.  Working as an industry professional for over eight years, she is a proud creator of all things, blonde, fresh and fun. Taylor is influenced and inspired by music, art, and the diverse people surrounding her. Taylor excels in custom blending and designing hair color for the woman who exudes chic, effortless beauty.

TAYLOR TEDESCHI   @taylor.tedeschi

Taylor is living her dream as a Hair Colorist in NYC and is especially beaming these days, as she is thrilled to call Studio B her new salon home.  Working as an industry professional for over eight years, she is a proud creator of all things, blonde, fresh and fun. Taylor is influenced and inspired by music, art, and the diverse people surrounding her. Taylor excels in custom blending and designing hair color for the woman who exudes chic, effortless beauty.

GIOVANNA D'AMICO An NYC Italian-American, Giovanna “Gio” D’Amico specializes in voluminous blow outs and precision haircutting. She incorporates her inspiration of diverse, New York City-style with her passion for glamorous hair. Gio feels that the best part of her job is in the ability to give a client a boost of self-confidence and a current, on-trend style. She especially enjoys the reaction of a client walking out of the salon with extra pep in their step, feeling confident and re-energized about his or her new image.

GIOVANNA D'AMICO

An NYC Italian-American, Giovanna “Gio” D’Amico specializes in voluminous blow outs and precision haircutting. She incorporates her inspiration of diverse, New York City-style with her passion for glamorous hair. Gio feels that the best part of her job is in the ability to give a client a boost of self-confidence and a current, on-trend style. She especially enjoys the reaction of a client walking out of the salon with extra pep in their step, feeling confident and re-energized about his or her new image.

BRIANNA DARPINO   @briannadarpinohair Growing up with a musical background and a strong appreciation for art, Brianna was excited to explore the opportunity to become a licensed cosmetologist while attending high school. After graduating high school, she continued her education at The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, Maryland. Originally from upstate New York, Brianna moved to New York City to further pursue her passion for the hair industry with the Sam Brocato Salon and Studio B team. A curly girl herself, she loves enhancing the natural texture of one’s hair and is especially passionate about cutting, styling, up-dos and braiding. A firm believer in continuing education, she loves taking classes on the latest trends and is constantly striving to learn and grow. Brianna is known for her attention to detail and her goal is to make people feel beautiful and confident without compromising their true self.

BRIANNA DARPINO   @briannadarpinohair

Growing up with a musical background and a strong appreciation for art, Brianna was excited to explore the opportunity to become a licensed cosmetologist while attending high school. After graduating high school, she continued her education at The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, Maryland. Originally from upstate New York, Brianna moved to New York City to further pursue her passion for the hair industry with the Sam Brocato Salon and Studio B team. A curly girl herself, she loves enhancing the natural texture of one’s hair and is especially passionate about cutting, styling, up-dos and braiding. A firm believer in continuing education, she loves taking classes on the latest trends and is constantly striving to learn and grow. Brianna is known for her attention to detail and her goal is to make people feel beautiful and confident without compromising their true self.

LESLEY HERRINGTON   @hairlove_nyc Lesley Herrington is an industry veteran with 14 years of experience working at elite Intercoiffure salons in Chicago, Indianapolis, and now here in NYC.  Her years of training have taken her across the country and to Europe in the pursuit of knowledge, fashion, and culture.  She is creative and passionate and loves creating beautiful color and helping people feel great. She specializes in taking runway, avant-garde, and couture styles and translating them into fresh, wearable, looks for any client, hair type, or lifestyle.  With plenty of experience using advanced techniques for coloring, lightening, hair painting/balayage, color melting and more, Lesley is comfortable implementing any of a number of skills to create your perfect look no matter how understated, trendy, or radical.

LESLEY HERRINGTON   @hairlove_nyc

Lesley Herrington is an industry veteran with 14 years of experience working at elite Intercoiffure salons in Chicago, Indianapolis, and now here in NYC.  Her years of training have taken her across the country and to Europe in the pursuit of knowledge, fashion, and culture.  She is creative and passionate and loves creating beautiful color and helping people feel great. She specializes in taking runway, avant-garde, and couture styles and translating them into fresh, wearable, looks for any client, hair type, or lifestyle.  With plenty of experience using advanced techniques for coloring, lightening, hair painting/balayage, color melting and more, Lesley is comfortable implementing any of a number of skills to create your perfect look no matter how understated, trendy, or radical.

EMMA GMOMIN Born in Nepal, Emma came to the US in her early 20’s. She speaks four different languages and loves meeting new people. Emma has always had a passion for hair is eager to break into the world of color alongside the team of world-class artists at Studio B. “It is a privilege to be a part of a great team that makes people look and feel their best.” She believes that beauty is a state of mind and sees beautiful potential in everyone.

EMMA GMOMIN

Born in Nepal, Emma came to the US in her early 20’s. She speaks four different languages and loves meeting new people. Emma has always had a passion for hair is eager to break into the world of color alongside the team of world-class artists at Studio B. “It is a privilege to be a part of a great team that makes people look and feel their best.” She believes that beauty is a state of mind and sees beautiful potential in everyone.